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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Dec 10, 2011 3:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Like Donna

GD dancer • European Tour 1972 • Tivolis Koncertsal • Copenhagen, Denmark • April 17, 1972
• produced and engineered by a Copenhagen TV station
• videotaped on two-inch quad reels
Who is this GD-dancer girl dancing on stage on April 17, 1972?
gd-dancer-girl.jpg

How come no one ever mentions Donna dancing on stage? Her presence was beautiful when she danced on stage. The band enjoyed it. The crowd enjoyed it. I'm talking about 1972 and 1973.

I agree with the comments below. I was wrong, and I've edited this post. She's not Donna - and she doesn't look like Mountain Girl.

Using Real Player, I extracted a one-minute video clip of a GD dancer - similar to Donna - dancing during One More Saturday Night. This is from the video avi file fireeagle shared with us. Real Player freeware's built-in file trimmer kludges the video at the in-point. Then it corrupts its own file when it creates and saves it. As a result, Media Player and Real Player both crash when I tried to play the extracted avi file of Donna dancing. But, I was able to upload it, use The Archive's file deriver, and weasel this MP4 file derivative from the corrupted avi file. And it worked! The newly-created MP 4 file is clean. Now this video plays fine in QuickTime or Real Player. The first few seconds of video are hosed until the the camera switches, but who cares?
The file size is 5.7 MB, and the track is 58 seconds long.

GD dancer • Tivolis Koncertsal • Copenhagen, Denmark • April 17, 1972


This post was modified by dead-head_Monte on 2011-12-10 23:26:01

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Poster: deadmax Date: Dec 10, 2011 11:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Like Donna

Are you sure that's Donna? It doesn't look like her and I've never seen her dance like that. Of course I didn't see the band with Donna so I don't know. I googled images of her and one kinda looked like that one so maybe so.

Did she really used to dance like that on stage?

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Dec 10, 2011 1:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Like Donna

I guess I'm wrong about the video. Donna sometimes danced on stage like that in 1973, as I recall. Maybe that is Mountain Girl in the video. (Donna's hair wasn't that frizzy.) Whoever it is dances like Donna did.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 10, 2011 1:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Like Donna

Methinks it's neither Mtn Girl nor Donna. Based on my many--er, make that 5--photos of MG, and 74-79 experience with DG.

I won't bore you with lengthy explanations of my multivariate statistical analysis that was used to draw this conclusion, but suffice it to say it carries all of the weight and and is based on all of the strong inference methods that I use in all of my definitive posts hereabouts.

But, that's all I got--really just a knee jerk assessment.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Dec 10, 2011 2:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Like Donna

Well I wouldn't mind being bored to death with your multivariate statistical analysis, because I'm pretty certain it's Mountain Girl. But now I'm really curious and would love to know if I'm wrong. Unless I'm crazy, I remember reading at some point that she accompanied the band on the European tour, and I also have read somewhere that she's danced on stage with them before. She's mentioned in the credits for the E72 album as well. And I do believe it looks like her.

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Dec 10, 2011 4:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Like Donna

Not to single you out deniro, but...

People, for real? seriously?

I am shocked to see all of you knowledgeable folks making such obviously wrong claims. Not to be a prick or come off like cliff. But seriously?

Its clearly neither mtn girl or donna. A quick search of mtn girl in 72 shows that she has long thin hair just like donna. Almost instantely ruling her out. But even not seeing pictures of either at the time its still blatent that its neither.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Dec 10, 2011 5:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Like Donna

I don't mind being singled out lol, even though I know you're not just talking to me. I was merely speculating though. I only said, "I'm pretty sure it's Mountain Girl." And based on some stuff I believe I read at some point, I was pretty convinced. Right now I'm really not sure though. It could be Rosie. I don't know! I just want someone to clear it up.

Just curious, where did you find pictures of her from '72?

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Dec 10, 2011 5:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Like Donna

search mountain girl 1972 and a pic of her with jerry and neil young comes up and says its 1972. Who knows, but judging from jerry, it seems to match up. (shes actually lookin pretty good, id tap that lmao)

Like i followed with tho, that lady's face or hair is nothing like either donna or mtn.

Whos rosie?

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Dec 10, 2011 6:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Like Donna

Rosie McGee, formerly ... uh, Florence Nathan? Something like that? ... apparently "Phil's Old Lady" for a long time (in the 60s) and when they broke up she got tired of still being known as Florence, Phil's Old Lady (or Phil's Old Old Lady?) so she called herself Rosie McGee. Was still part of the scene and did the daily newsletter in Europe. (Bozo and Bolo News?) She's a photographer and took lots of pics of the band throughout the years.

Let's see ... trivia time ... who else could it be? Frankie, the Sugar Magnolia girl? No, she waits backstage.

How many in the "family" traveled to Europe with the band? 50? 60? I guess there are a few more candidates out there.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Dec 10, 2011 5:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Like Donna

Why be a dick head?

Of course you're unable to help yourself...

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Dec 10, 2011 7:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Like Donna

Cliff i was nothing but respectful to you as you were continually anything but to me (you're nice to others, typically).

If you're upset with me using use as a reference to being a prick i suggest you not be the prick that you were.

:)

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Dec 10, 2011 10:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: I Like Donna the Buffalo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apFAs2P896o

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Dec 10, 2011 12:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Like Donna

Me thinks this is Mountain Girl doin' the hippie dancing in the video... but what do I know...

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